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Chevy To Unveil Special Edition Corvette On January 25

It’ll debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona race. The spot on the itinerary only shows “2019 Corvette Special Edition Announcement at the Chevrolet Experience,” and that doesn’t even hint at what makes the new model distinctive. Unveiling the vehicle at a major race could hint at some sort of motorsport-inspired connection, though.

An itinerary for the Rolex 24 at Daytona race reveals that a special edition Chevy Corvette debuts. It doesn’t provide any other details, though.

Source: Chevy To Unveil Special Edition Corvette On January 25

UCLA study says motorcycling reduces stress, increases alertness

funded by Harley-Davidson

On average, riding a motorcycle for 20 minutes increased participants heart rates by 11 percent and adrenaline levels by 27 percent, similar to light exercise.
Changes in the riders’ brain activity suggested an increase in alertness similar to drinking a cup of coffee.
Sensory focus was enhanced while riding, versus driving a car, meaning that riders were more alert to what was going on around them.
On the bike, many riders say they tune out anything that’s not relevant to the road. The study, which used electroencephalogram equipment to measure brain activity, seemed to validate that point.

The study, from the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles, says results are similar to light exercise.

Source: UCLA study, funded by Harley-Davidson, says motorcycling reduces stress, increases alertness

This female team says it’s no gimmick

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Every racing series in the world is full of wealthy enthusiasts with ideas that sound too good to be true. Expensive promises to fund life-changing opportunities are usually broken before cars even make it to the track. Jackie Heinricher has defied those odds and turned an outlandish idea into one of the most highly anticipated debuts in racing. She has put together an all-female team of drivers that will debut later this month at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, one of the most prestigious endurance races in the world. Her vision became a reality because she found a commercial sponsor with Caterpillar, landed a partner in Meyer Shank Racing and signed up top racers — all of whom wanted to be part of the unique project.

Source: Hear these engines roar: Female team says this is no gimmick

Rare Finds: Bob Tasca Jr.’s 1968 Ford Torino GT Cobra Jet Resurfaces After 35 Years – Hot Rod Network

Great story!
Check it out.

Learn some history about the 428 Cobra Jet.
The Cobra Jet hit showrooms on April 1, 1968.

After 35 years, Bob Tasca Jr.’s own 1968 Ford Torino GT Cobra Jet resurfaces and makes passes down the drag strip! Tasca Jr. is reunited with his Torino.

Source: Rare Finds: Bob Tasca Jr.’s 1968 Ford Torino GT Cobra Jet Resurfaces After 35 Years – Hot Rod Network

Rocket 88

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1956 Oldsmobile Olds Super 88 Convertible

Widely acknowledged as the first “rock and roll” song.
The Rocket 88 was highly desired by the hip crowd.

A V8 motor baby, it’s modern design
Black convertible top and the girls don’t mind
Sportin’ with me riding all around town with joy.

The song was first recorded in 1951 in Memphis Tennessee.
The Oldsmobile 88 is a full-size car that was sold and produced by Oldsmobile from 1949 until 1999.

 

Man Up

Spring is just around the corner and this year is the year that you are going to get you some.
You’ve tried all the salves, elixirs, creams and powders.
Mojo medicine, pills, and capsules.
Gym memberships, personal trainers and mail order meals.

Now it’s time to discover V-TWIN Formula from Thunder Boom!
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Sold only at authorized motorcycle retailers.
Just increase the dosage for more enhanced results.

Try new V-TWIN Formula from Thunder Boom!

New V-EIGHT Formula coming soon!

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A little Hot Rod Lincoln history

I wondered if there was any story behind the song Hot Rod Lincoln, found my answer on Youtube.
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This image is from https://www.rodauthority.com more great information on the Hot Rod Lincoln there.

It belonged to a man named Charlie Ryan.
It was his car and his song.

Commander Cody and The Lost Planet Airmen performed the most famous version of the song.

Check out the videos.

Awesome car! Great history!

Now Charlie Ryan.

Rest in Peace Charlie Ryan, your work lives on.

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